Ubisoft's long awaited Watch Dogs is only a few months away now. Well, assuming it doesn't get delayed, again. I suppose despite having watches they can't tell time, am I right? No? Okay fine! But something seems to have happened during the extra development time - the game had to be reclassified by the Australian government.
I don’t really get the sharing stuff in the new consoles. The Playstatyion4, in particular, has button just for sharing videos and screenshots built right in to the controller. I’ve used it on occasion to test it out, but I’ve never felt compelled when actually playing a game to share the stuff I’ve just played. Maybe the cool stuff that happens in Watch Dogs will change that, but I doubt it.
No game is immune to delays, but dammit, it does sting when a big title gets pushed back a few months. It happened to Tomb Raider, it happened to Bioshock Infinite and last year Watch Dogs got held back for a 2014 release. Ubisoft, you got some splainin’ to do.
So yesterday we were finally given a release date for Watchdogs along with a brand new trailer First let’s get the great news out the way with Ubisoft revealing that the game will be launching worldwide on the 27th of May 2014.
Watch Dogs was meant to be one of the games to launch with the new generation of consoles, but it was delayed at the 11th hour. The delay’s caused some to lose interest, but we’re still pretty keen for Ubisoft’s open-world hacktastic adventure. To date, we’ve had no idea when the game would actually be released – but now we do. And we’ve got the trailer to prove it.
I hate waiting for release dates. Microsoft is making us wait for a date for local launch of Xbox One, and the games delayed at the end of 2013 are still dangling over us. Do we finally have a date for Watch Dogs? Well, maybe.
Financial years always confuse me, just like school years do in the northern hemisphere. We already have a perfectly serviceable calendar from January - December, why do we have to have years that run from April 2014 to March 2015? Oh well, whatever "year" you want to call it, Ubisoft has said they're bringing out five major titles in that time period.
Watch Dogs, the much anticipated next-gen launch game that was delayed into 2014, is closer to a release date. No, we don't actually have a day or month that you can mark on your calendar, but we have some seasonal guidelines.
There have been quite a few negative stories around Watch Dogs recently with the rumours that the development is struggling and that the Wii-U port had been cancelled but it looked really bad yesterday when it was revealed that the Watch Dogs trademark had been marked for abandonment.
I've been looking forward to Watch Dogs - I know Geoff says it's overhyped, but I still think it will be a fun game. Considering the whole hacking/use your phone thing, I thought it could be really cool on the Wii U - what an ideal interface for this game. Rumor has circulated that it won't be coming the Wii U, but what does Nintendo say?
Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, which stole the show as the only genuinely fresh thing to come out of 2012’s E3 conference, was meant to be released at the end of last year, to coincide with the launch of the new consoles from Microsoft and Sony. It’s been delayed for a bit of spit and polish. That’s a good thing too, Michael Pachter seems to think the game was “headed for disaster.”
Freefalling into the end of 2013, one game that everybody was waiting for was Watch Dogs. Originally meant to be released on current and new-gen consoles, those plans took a different turn when Ubisoft decided to delay the game until the second quarter of 2014. And it’s a decision that cost them quite a few bucks.
Watch Dogs, a game people who own next-gen consoles are patiently waiting for, was meant to be a next-gen launch title – but got delayed for polish. Many believe that it has some sort of link to the established Assassin’s Creed universe, but according to Ubisoft, it actually has a little more to do with another Ubisoft franchise; Driver.
I was terribly disappointed by the delay of Watch Dogs, even if I did understand that it was for the best. Maybe the game needed more polishing, or maybe Ubisoft just wanted to clear the decks so that it wouldn't compete with GTA V and AC IV: Black Flag. But that doesn't mean that they don't believe in their product.